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It’s been six years since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, but the breakup isn’t over yet. After three years of negotiations, Jolie and Pitt were declared legally single in 2019, but the divorce has not been finalized as they continue to work out custody arrangements for their young children, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne. (They also share sons Maddox and Pax, who are legally adults.)
Meanwhile, recently released documents detailing the 2016 plane crash that led to their divorce came under even greater scrutiny as the former couple struggled to get home in court. French winery and their former home, Château Miraval. On Tuesday, Jolie filed a lawsuit against Pitt alleging that he “strangled one of the children and hit another in the face” and “dumped beer on Jolie” during the flight. Here’s what you need to know about the winery lawsuits and how they relate to the former couple’s other legal battles.
Pitt and Jolie officially purchased Château Miraval in France in 2012, even though they had rented it out years before. The property is said to include olive groves, a private lake and a chapel, where Jolie and Pitt married in 2014. It also has a vineyard, which led to the launch of Miraval Wines in 2013. a company co-owned and shared by Pitt and Jolie 60-40. After Jolie filed for divorce in 2016, the company became one of the key players in the division of assets and was eventually divided equally between the two, with half owned by Pitt’s company, Mondo Bongo and the other half are owned by Nouvel.
In October 2021, Jolie sold her stake in Miraval Wines to Tenute del Mondo, part of the Stoli Group. Months later, in February, Pitt filed a lawsuit disputing the sale. In his lawsuit, Pitt claims that he and his company have the right to refuse any potential sale and that Jolie violated that right by selling to Tenute del Mondo without his approval. In a new filing filed in June, he claimed that his ex had knowingly conspired with a rival company that was hostilely aiming to take over Miraval wines. “Jolie pursued and subsequently completed the purported purchase in secrecy, knowingly keeping Pitt in the dark and knowingly violating Pitt’s contractual rights,” read a June filing. People. The lawsuit also alleges that Pitt put more work and a financial stake in the winery, arguing that Jolie “contributed nothing to Miraval’s success.”
“Page Six” reports that Nouvel filed a new lawsuit in September, claiming that Pitt tried to remove her from the winery “in retaliation for the divorce and custody proceedings” and to ” guarantee… Jolie will never get a dime.” The lawsuit alleges Pitt “has hatched and executed a secret scheme to transfer assets from Château Miraval… to companies owned by him and his friends, thereby undermining Jolie’s interests” and that he We “squander tens of millions of Château Miraval’s money on frivolous projects”. like million-dollar swimming pools and walls using stone masons from Croatia. The lawsuit also includes allegations against the directors of Château Miraval, Gary Bradbury, Roland Venturini and Warren Grant, as well as Pitt’s business partners, Marc Perrin, the Perrin Family and Miraval Provence, with whom Novel allegedly helped Pitt dissuade her from Miraval Wine.
The lawsuit also pushes back against many of the claims made in Pitt’s own legal filings. In his original lawsuit, as reported by Los Angeles Times, Pitt claims that he and his ex were in talks to buy back in 2021 but Jolie cut talks with Pitt’s team a few months before she sold to Tenute del Mondo. Jolie’s company stated that those discussions actually ended because Pitt “made an eleven-hour request for confusing and unrelated conditions, including a provision designed to prohibits Jolie from speaking publicly about the events that led to the breakdown of their marriage.” The lawsuit continued, claiming, “Pitt knew that the majority of Jolie’s assets and liquidity were bound by [her stake in the winery] and used that fact to try to force Jolie to agree to her absurd terms.” The petition claims that Jolie objected to agreeing to the terms of the agreement only if the “concealment clause” was removed, but Pitt’s team never responded. In her own recent set of objections, Jolie elaborated more on the terms of the aforementioned secrecy clause, alleging that Pitt asked her to sign an NDA that would “contractual prohibition” she spoke of. he abused her and their children outside of court.
This summer, reports confirmed that Jolie sued the FBI under the name of Jane Doe, demanding access to documents related to the organization’s investigation into allegations that Pitt assaulted her and their son. , Maddox, then 15, in a melee on a private jet. In 2016. At the time, the FBI refused to bring any charges, although Jolie brought the charges while the two were determining custody of their children.
Shortly after Jolie’s lawsuit against the FBI was reported, Rolling Stone obtained records from the FBI investigation, revealing new details previously unknown to the public. In the report, Jolie alleged that Pitt, who was allegedly drunk, yelled at her and “grabbed her by the head” and “pushed her against the bathroom wall.” She said he scared the kids, they asked if she was okay. “No, she’s not fine. She is destroying this family. She’s crazy,” Pitt allegedly responded. Jolie has told law enforcement she feels “scared” and “like a hostage.” Jolie also claimed that Pitt poured beer on her as well as beer and wine on the children, causing one child to suffocate and hitting another in the face. Although not directly responding to these reports, Pitt denied all allegations of abuse and continued to seek joint custody of their children.
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